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Trakai

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  • Day114

    Trakai

    July 30, 2017 in Lithuania

    So after a quiet Saturday in Kaunas, we found out where all the people are!

    Trakai was mobbed! Appeared mostly to be locals and the lady at the Tourist Information explained that there was a concert and a rowing competition due to be taking place. Though we didn't see any of these we did see beautiful lakes, an Island Castle and some colourful houses.

    Our main aim was to visit the Trakai Island Castle, set in the middle of the lake. It is a red brick structure that was renovated at the start of the 20th century. Stuart's highlight was getting to try out shooting a crossbow.. luckily not at me.

    We put each other in the stocks and learnt about St Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. After the castle we wandered along the lake and I dipped my feet in the lovely cold water. Although it was only ! 23 degrees I found it pretty warm so the lake was lovely and refreshing.

    The houses in Trakai were all different colours and made for a lovely walk around. We found a lovely gift shop and managed to finally start picking up a few gifts/souvenirs.

    I had read on the map that there were 35 x 5m angel statues on a hill just outside of Trakai so we went there on our drive out. It is an odd collection, and we only stayed 5 minutes as it was swarming with flies and the effect is spoiled with a larger collection of electricity pylons in the background.

    Apart from the slightly weird angel collection and the cars strewn on all the available pavements, Trakai is a lovely spot as you can see from my amateur photos!
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  • Day14

    Trakai

    May 17 in Lithuania

    Die Burg Trakai ist eine spätmittelalterliche Wasserburg in Litauen. Die Anlage zählt heute zu den bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten in Litauen und wird als Museum genutzt.
    Trakai liegt 28 Kilometer westlich von Vilnius, der litauischen Hauptstadt.

  • Day26

    Trakai castle

    July 16, 2017 in Lithuania

    Anothger former capital of Lithuania, this time a restored castle. Seen from across the lake, the outer bailey, drawbridge and portculis to the keep over the space between the wall of the outer bailey and the keep, the courtyard of the keep and a formal dining room.

  • Day8

    Trakai fotografieren und Kibinai essen

    June 10, 2017 in Lithuania

    Sagenumwobenenes Wasserschloss und Karäische Kibinai, das sagte das Netz sollte ich hier nicht verpassen.
    Hübsch anzuschauen die wohl meistfotografierte Sehenswürdigkeit.
    Gleich vor der Brücke stand eine alte Dame mit 2 Kühlboxen und verkaufte etwas ... ah... Kibinai... gefüllte Teigtaschen. Aber wie gleich feststellen durfte waren die Boxen nicht zum Kühlen, sondern zum Warmhalten. Mir zur Auswahl standen "pork, chicken, or cheese".
    Ich entschied mich für die ersten beiden.
    Sehr lecker 😋. Pappsatt war ich danach.

    Jetzt rollten auch schon Massen von Reisebussen mit Touristen an. Also.. schnell weg
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  • Day18

    Final day

    July 17, 2016 in Lithuania

    Laatste dag van deze trip door de Baltische staten. 's ochtends de trein gepakt naar Trakai, een kleine toeristische plaats waar de grootste trekpleister een kasteel op een eiland is. Morgen om 13:30 via Riga terug naar Nederland.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Trakai, Трокі, Τρακάι, Trakai kommune, Troki, Тракай

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